macbook 1,1 upgrade to Lion?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by shockerbook, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. shockerbook macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2011
    I would like to know if i should update my Macbook 1,1 (1.83ghz, 2gb ram, 150gb HD) to Osx lion. It's currently running 10.5.8 leopard and its fast non sluggish running. Will upgrading to osx lion make my computer run sluggish? make it lag? run slower? i want it running as snappy as it is now (just as fast as the day i fresh installed leopard with the new hd and 2gb ram upgrades).

    So should i upgrade to osx lion? or should i only go up to snow leopard?
  2. mixel macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    MacBook 1,1 is only Core Duo, you can't upgrade to Lion as it requires at least a Core 2 Duo. :/ (64bit)

    Snow leopard should run very nicely on it though.
  3. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    Your computer isn't supported by Lion (Core2Duo minimum). I'd go with Snow Leopard.
  4. shockerbook thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2011
    oops how silly am i not to check apple's stated requirements sorry for the nooby post.
    shame on me
  5. shockerbook thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2011
    do you think i should do a clean install or should i just update? like is it worth it? does it improve actually performance? like would it run just as fast as leopard is running now? i wonder because i had friends that when they updated from tiger to leopard it ran sluggish but a clean install fixed it.


    can an admin please delete my nooby unwanted thread? thanks and sorry
  6. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    Snow Leopard to me, is the best of the OS's

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